Peter Welch defines Democrat bigger government
According to Congressional Quarterly, the House is on its way to passing an Alternative Minimum Tax patch to keep things the way they are right now. Apparently the Republicans, who initially raised the limits, support it, the Democrats want those exemptions gone. That’s good news to me. According to the Democrats over the last few years, I’m one of the wealthy that needs to be taxed to death. However, that doesn’t make my debts and expenses go away. Fact is, I’m paycheck to paycheck right now, far removed from the excesses of wealth. But, that doesn’t phase Democrats like Peter Welch:
“Enacting an AMT patch today when we don’t pay for it would simply shift that $62 billion from the middle class onto their children and their grandchildren,” said Peter Welch , D-Vt. “What we fail to pay today, they will be forced to pay tomorrow, with interest.”
Now, this totally befuddles a true Republican such as myself for several reasons.
- He’s not “shifting” anything. He had X number of dollars to spend before, he has the same X number of dollars to spend tomorrow. Just because he made no effort to pass a budget within his means last year doesn’t mean his children are guaranteed to suffer. It simply mean:
- Instead of taking more money from the tax payors, how’s about he B&M about the government spending less? According Cititzens Against Waste in Government, 38 Representatives have agreed not to request any earmarks. Peter Welch is not one of those. In fact, only 4 of the 38 are Democrats. So, I suggest that before Congressman Welch go bitching at the Republicans for not taxing me more so he can spend more, he direct his whining at those 228 members of his own party who think it’s prudent to take more of my money so they can waste it. However, since Nancy Pelosi refuses to sign the petition either, I doubt he’ll get very far.
- If they spend less, our children will owe less.
Bottom line, I think Peter Welch is way out in left field on this. He’s not going to win this argument with anyone that’s not flaming liberal. When he starts spending less, and THEN can’t pay the bills, I think he’ll have a lot better footing to stand on.